2019 May Bank Holiday SOTA activation

Event Details

Members of the club will be travelling to North Wales to activate GW/NW-003 (Glyder Fawr) and GW/NW-004 (Y Garn).  Situated on the A5 north of Capel Curig, these two peaks have a reasonable, non-strenuous hike and afford tremendous views across the Snowdonia landscape.

View from ascent of Y Garn


We will travel to North Wales on Sunday 26th May, staying two nights in local accommodation (more details to be announced).  The ascent of Y Garn is expected to start at 0800 UTC with activation expected around 1000 UTC.   Followed by the ascent of Glyder Fawr, around 1200 UTC, with activation from around 1300 UTC.  Actual times will be tweeted and posted on the day.

We expect to be operating QRP on 40m, 30m, 20m and possibly 18m.  Details of actual frequencies in operation will be posted on the day.


SOTA map

Hike details

3D view of route


Max (2E0MXA) and Andy (M0VVA) carried out a wintry reconnaissance mission at the beginning of April, unfortunately the weather was against them so no activation was achieved.

2E0MXA climbing Y Garn


If you would like to join us on the day please contact us on the club information  email address here.